Colorado Medicaid also covers women who have been diagnosed with cancer or a precancerous condition through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP). Once a woman has been diagnosed through a qualified state agency, it is possible for them to get approved for full Medicaid coverage. Screening must be provided by one of the state’s Women’s Wellness Connection (WWC) clinics in order to qualify for Medicaid. If you are eligible for screening services, and they find a negative test result, you receive all preventive screenings and diagnostic tests at no cost. If your test results show cancer, you can apply for Medicaid and receive cancer treatment for free.
To qualify for BCCP and WWC screenings, you must be a woman between age 40 and 64 years old who lives in Colorado and is a legal resident or U.S. citizen. Additionally, you must no have had a mammogram or a Pap test in the past year, and be uninsured or underinsured. Being underinsured means you have coverage, but it does not pay for breast or cervical cancer treatment. You cannot be enrolled in Medicaid or Medicare, as they both cover these services. As mentioned, you must first get screened at a WWC site in order to be considered for Medicaid. Women who qualify must also have less than or equal to 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, which you can see below for different family sizes.
Family of 1: $2,327 monthly, $27,925 yearly
Family of 2: $3,152 monthly, $37,825 yearly
Family of 3: $3,977 monthly, $47,725 yearly
Family of 4: $4,802 monthly, $57,625 yearly
Family of 5: $5,627 monthly, $67,525 yearly
Family of 6: $6,452 monthly, $77,425 yearly
For each additional family member, add $825 per month.
BCCP Medicaid is exactly like regular Medicaid in Colorado. As a member, you have access to all types of services including cancer treatment for free or a small copay. Medicaid also pays for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. Once you have completed your cancer treatment and no longer need those services, your Medicaid benefits will expire. If you have recurring episodes of cancer, you must reapply for Medicaid each year. To view a list of services provided by Medicaid in Colorado, click here.
How to Apply
First, locate a WWC screening site, and get screened for breast or cervical cancer. If you are diagnosed with cancer, a WWC site can help you apply and pass on your information and test results to the Medicaid program. You can also apply online or with a paper application from home. To find a WWC clinic near you, call 866-951-WELL (9355) or visit the Women’s Wellness Connection.
Contact HCPF: 303-866-2993
Contact the WWC: 866-951-9355